Wednesday, June 19, 2013

He who protests is an enemy; he who opposes is a corpse

I was watching a programme on the Khmer Rouge and the slogan above set a bell ringing.

It is only a step away from an all-too familar refrain that we hear constantly.

Found a few other of their popular slogans here. Shhhh. Listen very carefully; see if one can hear any of these, whispering of the wind.

No gain in keeping, no loss in weeding out. (p. 210)
This adage was often expressed even more bluntly: To destroy you is no loss, to preserve you is no gain.

"You can arrest someone by mistake; never release him by mistake." (p. 208)

"Better to kill an innocent by mistake than spare an enemy by mistake." (p. 209)

"Better to arrest ten innocent people by mistake than free a single guilty party." (p. 209)

"If you wish to live exactly as you please, the Angkar will put aside a small piece of land for you."(p. 298) The "small piece of land" refers to a burial pit.

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